11 February 2018

All the news for 11 February 2018 [ 98 news items | Now showing page 1 of 5 ]

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For Immigrant Students on Long Island, Trump’s War on Gangs Means the Wrong T-Shirt Could Get You Deported

Teens are being detained by ICE after dubious claims of gang affiliation make their way from school officials to immigration authorities. The post For Immigrant...   [ continue reading...]

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The Myth of “The Left” in America’s Distorted Political Culture

A few years ago, anarchist philosopher Crispin Sartwell argued that “the left/right or Democrat/Republican split—which turns American politics into...   [ continue reading...]

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Ethnic Violence in Ethiopia Stoked by Social Media from U.S.

In Ethiopia social media is a double-edged sword: capable of filling a sore need for more information but also of pushing the country toward even greater calami...   [ continue reading...]

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Calls to Ramp Up Global Fights for Human Rights After Death of Pakistani Advocate Asma Jahangir

Jessica Corbett, staff writerThe death of renowned Pakistani human rights advocate Asma Jahangir on Sunday elicited an outpouring of condolences and calls to ac...   [ continue reading...]

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We Already Have Planet-Cooling Technology. The Problem Is, It’s Killing Us.

This story was originally published by Grist and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  A trope of sci-fi movies thes...   [ continue reading...]

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India Needs More than Four Lakh Doctors to Meet the WHO Standards

India Needs More than Four Lakh Doctors to Meet the WHO Standards seema Mon, 02/12/2018 - 13:03   [ continue reading...]

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If Only They’d Asked

Responsible journalism is journalism responsible, in the last analysis, to the editor’s own conviction of what, whether interesting or only important, is...   [ continue reading...]

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Why Are So Many Animals Homosexual? - Facts So Romantic

Few creatures can boast of devotions so deep as greylag geese. Most are monogamous; many spend their decade-long adult lives with the same goose, side-by-side i...   [ continue reading...]

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Is Turkey Recruiting ex-ISIS Fighters?

Turkey is recruiting and retraining Isis fighters to lead its invasion of the Kurdish enclave of Afrin in northern Syria, according to an ex-Isis source. &ldquo...   [ continue reading...]

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Venezuelan Opposition Undecided Over Whether and Who to Run in Presidential Race

Following several months of negotiations between Venezuelan government and opposition representatives, the opposition refuses to sign the agreement, despite pre...   [ continue reading...]

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Boycott, Divest & Sanctions Campaign Not Anti-Israel but Pro-Palestinian, Says Norwegian MP

When Norwegian parliamentarian Bjørnar Moxnes recently nominated the BDS movement for the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize, the leader of Norway’s Red Party...   [ continue reading...]

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Vietnam’s Lessons and the U.S. Culture of Violence

By the time of the Tet offensive, the Vietnam War had degenerated into mutual slaughter. The U.S. ended up killing some 3 million Vietnamese, many of them civil...   [ continue reading...]

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Ravi Ragbir: Immigrant Leaders Are Surveilled and Targeted for Speaking Out About Trump's Deportations

On Friday, a federal judge stayed the deportation of New York City immigrant rights leader Ravi Ragbir, after he filed a free speech lawsuit arguing immigration...   [ continue reading...]

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Devin Nunes Hates the Media So Much He Made His Own News Site

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), the chairman of the House intelligence committee who loves to rail against the fake news of the mainstream media, has set...   [ continue reading...]

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"Jarosław Kaczyński’s Jewish Question" by Sławomir Sierakowski

Voiced by Amazon Polly The Polish government has provoked yet another international crisis, this time by adopting a law that is ostensibly meant to combat the p...   [ continue reading...]

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Modi in Palestine: The Myth of ‘De-Hyphenating’ Israel-Palestine

Modi in Palestine: The Myth of ‘De-Hyphenating’ Israel-Palestine seema Mon, 02/12/2018 - 15:50   [ continue reading...]

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Devil’s Bargain

When most people hear “climate change,” they think of greenhouse gases overheating the planet. But there’s another product of industry changin...   [ continue reading...]

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Avoiding Anomie

It is only in the telling of a new story that we will find a way of avoiding anomie; derangement caused by an insatiable will and desire without limit that can...   [ continue reading...]

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New Map Reveals Which Countries Are Most Likely to Survive Climate Change

We should all flee to northern Europe to live out our final days. Climate change is one of the most pressing crises facing humanity. Caused by an immense...   [ continue reading...]

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Doctors: You Can Help Make Self-Managed Abortions Safer

As we acknowledge the 45th anniversary of Roe v. Wade at a time when reproductive rights face ongoing assaults by politicians, doctors should play a p...   [ continue reading...]

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